The Musquodoboit Trailway Association, a 100% volunteer-run, nonprofit community organization, was incorporated in October of 1998. Our 41 km of non-motorized trails are managed and maintained for the community and visitors by volunteers. Funding is provided through family & corporate membership fees, donations, Halifax and Provincial grants. Our members are committed to providing world-class hiking and cycling trails while preserving the ecosystem and wildlife habitats of the area.
The Musquodoboit Harbour Trailway was the first section of the Trans-Canada Trail opened close to Metro Halifax. The designated activities for the trail are walking, hiking, biking and cross-country skiing.
The trail can be accessed from the Musquodoboit Railway Museum, the Park Road Parking Lot (Civic Number 90 Park Road) or just below the Meagher's Grant on Highway 357 (Civic Number 3172).
The Rail Trail, as the name suggests, is a converted railbed where the famed "Blueberry Express" used to run. The train was so named because rumour has it that it ran so slowly that one could jump off, pick some blueberries and then hop back on! It is a 15 km recreational trail between Musquodoboit Harbour Railway Museum - the old railway station that now also houses the museum, and Gibraltar rock.
Fun For All
For those of you that are little more energetic and love the "back-country" then this trail offers it all, from leisurely walks along the railbed, to more intense hiking and even bouldering locations, connecting with various wilderness areas. Separate sections have been written on each of the backcountry trails. Detailed trailway maps (in progress) are available here. Brochures with maps are available at the Caboose Interpretive Centre, at the seasonal Museium Tourist Centre, and numerous local business facilities.